Sunday, September 24th, the Rotary District 7710 held their 6th annual GlobalRun4Water 5k and 1-mile Water-Carry Competition. The event was held at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, NC. Over the past six years, the race has raised over $70,000 which has funded water sanitation projects in the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Lebanon, Bolivia, Uganda, Haiti, Peru, Guatemala, Tanzania, and Flint, Michigan.
Rotary District 7710’s mission is to build and provide sustainable access to clean drinking water and improve sanitation conditions to people around the world. The Rotary group also concentrates on raising awareness of the many places in the world that don’t have clean water to drink and aims to position the Rotary to be a major player in providing water wells, filters, and education on sanitation and hygiene to people in need around the world.
Members of the MeterSYS team came out to support the annual GlobalRun4Water 5k and had a great time on the course! Water is a precious resource, and while MeterSYS focuses on improving infrastructure and operations of water utilities in the US, we also feel it is important to support to groups like Rotary International that seek to address the issues of clean water availability and sustainability in areas around the world.
This year the race had 177 participants and is expected to raise over $10,500! Congratulations to the Rotary Club on a successful fundraiser and thanks again for providing a fun way to support a good cause!